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Design Internships in Prague

Design Internships in Prague

These are ideal internships for design students in a range of sectors. Diverse design internships include placements working in fashion, 3D modeling, printing and graphic design alongside experienced local professionals in Prague. Gain specific knowledge within your field and build your design portfolio to set yourself up for a rewarding career!

Internship Highlights:
  • Gain hands-on design experience in a field of interest to you
  • Build your own portfolio of designs for real world projects
  • Experience the tourist attractions and lifestyle in the popular city of Prague
Type of host organizations:
  • Design studios
  • Fashion labels
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Fully hosted experience from US$2,333
Includes accommodation with private room
Typical schedule: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Minimum duration 4 weeks, up to 12 Weeks maximum
Language lessons available
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Internships align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Suitable for students with at least one year of relevant college/university study in a related field, such as Fashion Art & Design, Visual Merchandising, etc. Interns will be asked to submit a portfolio of any previous work and placement arrangements will take the portfolio into consideration. High School graduates aged 18+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, 12D Designer, Civil CAD Designer, User Experience (UX) Designer, Multimedia Artist & Animator, Art Director, Product Design & Development.

Internship details

These are ideal internships for design students in a range of sectors. Diverse design internships include placements working in fashion, 3D modeling, printing and graphic design alongside experienced local professionals in Prague. Gain specific knowledge within your field and build your design portfolio to set yourself up for a rewarding career!

This is an in-country internship, with accommodation provided.

As an aspiring designer in any field, your ability to secure an exciting job will depend on your demonstrated experience and creativity, and your design portfolio. This design internship can give you that hands-on experience and boost your resume to kick start an amazing career!

Design internships in Prague are made to suit you. Internships are available in a wide range of design fields, including (but not limited to) fashion, 3D modeling, printing and graphic design. Regardless of your specific placement, you’ll gain hands-on design skills contributing to real life projects and learning from experienced local professionals.

Internships are available in a wide range of design studios, fashion houses, clothing brands and other private companies. Design interns interested in a specialist field can request placements to suit your skills and interests in your application. Interns will be asked to submit a design portfolio, showcasing your specific areas of experience and skills. This will help to customize your internship so it’s perfect for you, though specific placements are always subject to availability.

Interns looking to complete a fashion design internship must be capable of sewing, in addition to designing concepts. Fashion design interns should also ensure that your portfolio/resume includes examples of the type of materials you’re capable of working with.

Prague is a hugely popular city for travelers, with an iconic city center that is home to stunning architecture and a thriving social scene. Interns have plenty of spare time to enjoy the city’s attractions and natural beauty.

To learn more about the Design internship in Prague, click here to read about Eva’s experience.

Career Benefits

Design interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Contributing to ongoing design projects

  • Researching modern designs in a range of fields

  • Developing original design concepts to match specific briefs

Professional development opportunites:
  • Learn about design techniques specific to your field of interest

  • Develop your knowledge and skills working alongside experienced designers in Prague

  • Build your experience interpreting briefs and innovating designs

  • Build your communication skills in a professional environment

  • Expand your network of professional designers

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

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”My biggest success during my internship abroad was working alongside my supervisor who owns a jewelry business. I believe that my marketing work really made a difference in improving her social media strategy and motivating her to continue her business pursuits. Being able to show my creative side by doing photoshoots and designing brochures was so incredibly rewarding. From here I want to continue to push myself in pursuing fashion-related job opportunities and I am willing to take up new challenges in this field.”

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.

Duration
Program Fee (USD)
4 weeks $2,333Equivalent to $83/day
5 weeks $2,569Equivalent to $73/day
6 weeks $2,805Equivalent to $66/day
7 weeks $3,091Equivalent to $63/day
8 weeks $3,327Equivalent to $59/day
9 weeks $3,563Equivalent to $56/day
10 weeks $3,849Equivalent to $54/day
11 weeks $4,085Equivalent to $53/day
12 weeks $4,321Equivalent to $51/day
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Airport pick-up
  • Program orientation
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • In-country guidance for social and tourist activities
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Coaching from your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • Meals
  • Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
  • Optional extras, such as language lessons
  • Souvenirs and leisure activities during your free time
  • Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, public transportation, and any meals not included in your Program Fee
  • A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
  • It is important to note that internships in Prague do not include meals and interns should budget to cover this Independently.
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due 60 days before your internship start date.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

Arrival and Orientation

Internships in Prague begin every Monday and interns may choose to spend a minimum of 4 weeks, up to a maximum of 12 weeks. (Exceptions to start date availability may occur when start dates are closed due to public holiday disruptions or if the program has already reached capacity). Less internship positions are available during July and August, as many companies are affected by summer vacation activities.

Airport pick up and accommodation are included in the Program Fee. The accommodation is covered from the Sunday night before the Monday start date - interns are required to arrive no later than the Sunday before their Monday start date, as all orientations are held on Mondays.

The last night of the accommodation is the Friday night of the final week, leaving interns free to depart on Saturday. Extra nights of accommodation can be arranged in advance, if requested, and are subject to availability.

All participants fly into the Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), in order to receive their airport pick up and be transported to the accommodation by a pre-arranged driver. Upon arrival to the accommodation, interns are met by a local team member, who will greet them and assist with settling in. Note that all participants are advised not to book flights until they have first registered to confirm their internship placement.

Orientation takes place on the Monday start date and covers important details for the internship, including introductions, information about culture, customs, rules, expectations, safety, language lessons, cultural excursions, and more. Interns join their placement on the following day.

If you are planning to spend time in Prague prior to your internship and will not require an airport pick up, we can arrange an alternative pick up from another location within the central city.

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Accommodation and WiFi

All interns in Prague receive private bedroom accommodation. These arrangements are made through hotels or student accommodation facilities. Bedding is provided. WiFi is available but note that the speed can sometimes be slow, compared to what you might be used to accessing at home.

Please note that upon accommodation check in, a security deposit may be required (fully refundable upon check out, assuming that no damages, lost keys, or services need to be settled). This amount is typically 5,000 Czech Koruna (approximately US$230 or 200 Euro). It can be taken care of during the welcome meeting, at the coordinating office, and must be paid in cash.

Laundry services are available at the accommodation and each load costs approximately 30 Czech Koruna (about 1 Euro). Laundry services can be paid for through Visa or Mastercard and must be paid before the start of the washing or drying program. Prices for laundry are approximately 100 CZK per batch, or 60 CZK per batch for drying (one batch = 8 kg).

The internship accommodation is typically located within 45 minutes walking distance to the local team’s office (where the Czech language lessons also take place) - or a short drive away via taxi, uber or public transportation. The maximum commute time to internship placements is usually between 30-45 minutes by public transportation (metro, tram or bus). In order to travel around Prague in public transport we strongly recommend that interns purchase a monthly ticket (approx. 1,000 CZK or approx. US$40). The ticket is valid for metro, trams, buses, and even for boats and a cable car.

Meals

It is important to note that internships in Prague do not include meals. Prague is one of Europe’s most affordable destinations and there is a fantastic culinary scene to explore - whether you’re on a budget or wanting to splurge, there is an excellent range of options for every intern. Local restaurants typically offer special lunch menus during the week, for about 120 CZK (options can range up to €7.00 / US$8, including a drink - a cup of coffee is about €2.30 / US$2.70). Although brand name groceries and imported goods may cost a little more, restaurant food and anything locally made can be very economical. A classic Czech meal at a restaurant (e.g. meat, sauce, and dumplings) may be about 140 CZK (€5.50 / US$6.40). Typical Czech meals are quite hearty and rich! Come prepared to try delicious rich meat dishes, with quality breads, sauces, dumplings, soups, stews and potato salads.

Czech language lessons

Fluency in the Czech language is not a requirement for interns in Prague, however basic Czech skills are strongly recommended. Keep in mind that although interns are not required to speak the Czech language, a language barrier may still be encountered to a certain extent. Interns should be prepared for the very natural and normal frustration of not always understanding what is being said around them. Most interns are able to have a successful internship experience and it is essential to come prepared and willing to surmount a language barrier, as opposed to being intimidated by it.

We encourage all interns to take advantage of the opportunity to learn some beginner lessons before and during their program, as this will enhance enjoyment of being in Prague, while developing professional social, and cultural competencies. Affordable and certified Czech lessons are offered directly through our local team and can be arranged once internship participation has been confirmed. The language instruction is offered through a member of AJŠ - Association of Language Schools and Agencies of the Czech Republic.

Lessons can be taken in conjunction with the internship program (morning lessons, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - allowing the afternoon free for internship activities). Otherwise, interns are welcome to arrive prior to their internship start date and take dedicated lessons for a week or so, before commencing the internship.

Weekends and travel

Prague is wonderful to explore - it’s a very walkable city and many sights can be seen as you spend time wandering through the historical streets. As you stroll through the medieval cobblestone lanes, you’ll quickly understand how the city earned its nickname as “The City of 100 Spires”. From the sprawling grounds of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, down to Charles Bridge, the towers, and the exceptional astronomical clock, if you have an eye for craftsmanship and beauty, you’ll be amazed at every turn.

The city’s architecture has survived a tumultuous past within European history, and still contains one of earth’s most immaculate displays of architecture, including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau, Cubist, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern styles. It’s worth taking a guided walking tour of the city to have them pointed out to you, so that you can gain a heightened appreciation of the cityscape.

Our local team in Prague operate licensed tourism operations and are available to arrange quality tours and professional excursions, at preferable rates. We recommend speaking to them first for advice about things to see and do. They have the best local tips that will ensure you make the most out of your time in the Czech Republic, while also getting great value out of your spending money.

In addition to exploring Prague, remember that within the Czech Republic there are other UNESCO World Heritage sites to explore, including the historical centre of Český Krumlov and Telč, as well as the Archbishop’s Chateau and gardens in Kroměříž. Ask the local team about excursions to see other beautiful and interesting cities and townships.

Essential country information

Capital Prague
Population 10.56 million
Languages Czech
Currency Czech Koruna (CZK)
Time zone UTC+02:00
Weather and climate:

The Czech Republic has a temperate climate but due to it’s landlocked position within central Europe, the differences in temperature between summer and winter are quite high.

Focusing on weather and climate in Prague, where the internships are based, the summers are warm and comfortable. This season begins around late May and the summertime continues through till early September. Showers and thunderstorms can be common during the summertime and the average daily high temperature is above 68°F / 20°C. The hottest day of the year in Prague is typically recorded in August.

The wintertime season begins from late November and lasts till the end of February. The average daily high is below 44°F / 7°C and the weather can be wet with snow and freezing temperatures. December through March is usually the skiing season.